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Old 01-15-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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earbuds/earplugs/earphones??

What type of earpiece do you guys use to block wind noise and listen to music while riding those boring sealed roads?
Bought 2 inexpensive pairs now, but proved useless at keeping unwanted noise out and good noise in.
Cheers in advance,, Muzz.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:53 AM   #2
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I got some skull candy insert ones. Best i've used so far. They have the ribbon style leads on them which don't get tangld so easily. My previous ones were cheapish ones with silicon seals.

Funnily enough if I take my plugs out through the ride I find my riding improves for some reason. I also find I overtake & snarl more with Metallica playing than with the Dixie chicks
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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I used to use Plugz for Lugz till I got a Schuberth helmet, now I just use normal earplugs.
The do earpiece ones too.
http://www.bike2bike.co.nz/plugz__4_lugz.htm
I have a headset in the helmet but hardly use it as I have a Ducati and don't need music
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:10 PM   #4
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I've had cheap Warehouse ones like Padmei with the same results. Lost them now and won't be getting them again.
Guess it depends how noisy your helmet is as to how good they need to be.

For earplugs I would like a pair of those 'plugz for lugs' one day but for now I just get some half decent sets from the local music shop. If you've got a Rock Shop nearby they will have a few to choose from.

Have heard good things about the Sennheiser buds and they are affordable, think I'll be trying a set of them next.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:59 PM   #5
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Bought some of these about two years ago.
Expensive but bloody good...

http://www.etymotic.com/




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Etymotic-h...-/381014905706
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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I like the S buds. No helmet pressure transfer, good sound and the woman that has the company is very responsive.
http://www.plugup.com/the_S_plug_ste...rbuds_s/67.htm
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:52 PM   #7
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Something along the lines of these would be pretty sweet:

http://www.earin.com/
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:15 PM   #8
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shure se215 Nice fit, Nice sound but fiddley

etymotic hf5 makes better ones but you pay for them. How much all depends on how good you want them
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:59 PM   #9
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Something along the lines of these would be pretty sweet:

http://www.earin.com/
20mm high and only a 2-3 hour playtime?
You'd lose them first then they'd go flat and you would get pissed off having no reception with Bluetooth....
Speaking of which, is there a music player now with Bluetooth capabilities?
I was thinking if you are riding day in an day out, the iPod and good old fashioned earphones with a cable...That would last a few hours each day.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:32 PM   #10
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i use these in a Fly Trekker

http://en-de.sennheiser.com/images/2...70i_square.jpg

Sennheiser MM 70i

they work pretty good, and its real handy having the controls on the cord to fast forward the shit songs and turn up the good ones while you are riding.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:10 PM   #11
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20mm high and only a 2-3 hour playtime?
You'd lose them first then they'd go flat and you would get pissed off having no reception with Bluetooth....
Speaking of which, is there a music player now with Bluetooth capabilities?
I was thinking if you are riding day in an day out, the iPod and good old fashioned earphones with a cable...That would last a few hours each day.
I can only go for 2-3 hours before I run out of gas anyway and the clip in charging tube thing looks pretty sweet.
Not sure what you've got that is smaller than 20mm though, seems manageable.

Also bluetooth = phone. Easy as and one less thing to worry about charging
http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/sh...app-for-bikers

And the ideal max range is 1m, but you can stretch it more. You'd struggle to have your phone more than 1m away on the bike.

I just bought these to see if I like the style. I think the control might be a little high. We'll see.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-...052936445.html

Those Senns look good. Spendy, but good.
Not sure on the cost but you can also get custom made phillips ones from memory. So along the same line as plugs for lugs, but headphone form. That's heading into professional performance gear turf though so....$$$
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #12
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http://en-de.sennheiser.com/images/2...70i_square.jpg

Sennheiser MM 70i

they work pretty good, and its real handy having the controls on the cord to fast forward the shit songs and turn up the good ones while you are riding.
I looked at those in JBhifi, but went with the next model, without the control. They seemed as though they would sit more flush too. They give a much better sound than the cheapies I have been using too, don't need to have it so loud to hear the tunes
For playing music I use radiodrive on my phone, works really well and texts get read out to you in between songs. If Im going to be out of cell coverage for a bit I stick the phone on flight mode. So it's not always looking for a signal and saves the battery a bit.
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:00 AM   #13
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I bought a 12 volt waterproof usb port for the R80 and it works fine charging up the phone.
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:42 AM   #14
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I have a 25% hearing loss, so don't bother with any earplugs. Oh, that's 26% after 200km yesterday.
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:36 PM   #15
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I have a 25% hearing loss, so don't bother with any earplugs. Oh, that's 26% after 200km yesterday.
and I thought you just didn't want to listen to me...
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